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HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO BATHROOM PLUMBING MAINTENANCE

Bathrooms are one of the busiest rooms inside a home, thus it needs to be well-maintained. If not, homeowners may need an emergency plumber at the most inopportune time. Everything inside the bathroom, from the toilet to the shower, the sink to the drain pipes, should undergo plumbing maintenance to keep them running effectively.

Bathroom Plumbing Basics

Faucet

Keep your faucet running efficiently by repairing leaky faucets right away. This prevents further damage to your faucet and its parts. Plus, a leaking faucet wastes thousands of gallons of water each year.

Faucet aerators should also be cleaned to maintain normal water pressure. Usually, low water pressure is caused by lime accumulation and sediment obstructing the little openings inside the aerator.

Guide to cleaning faucet aerators:

  1. Thoroughly loosen the aerator from the faucet by turning it counterclockwise.
  2. Remove the aerator or spray head.
  3. Sediment removal can be removed by using a cloth immersed in vinegar.
  4. Screw the aerator back onto the faucet.

Shower

Over time, showerheads develop unequal spraying because the holes end up being obstructed with mineral deposits from the water, according to plumbing contractors.

Guide to cleaning showerheads:

  1. Loosen the swivel ball nut. For this process, an adjustable wrench or channel-type pliers is needed.
  2. Loosen the collar nut from the showerhead.
  3. Outlet and inlet holes of the showerhead should be cleaned carefully utilizing a thin wire.
  4. Flush the head with water.
  5. Put the showerhead back together.
  6. Immerse the showerhead in vinegar to get rid of mineral deposits. Particularly, put one cup of vinegar in a plastic bag and put it over the shower head. Let stand overnight. In the early morning, get rid of the bag and rub out the mineral deposits with a moist fabric.

Toilet

This is where most bathroom leaks originate. Examine the toilet‘s tank water level to ensure that water is not overflowing. Follow these actions to fix the issue:.

  1. In case of water overflow, change the fill valve till the water stops around one inch below the top of the overflow tube. Look for a water level mark stamped on the side of the tank.
  2. Check the flush valve system by putting a couple of drops of food coloring into the tank.
  3. Inspect the bowl after 15 minutes. If the water in the toilet bowl has actually altered color, the ball or flapper is dripping and requires to be changed.

Guide to maintaining toilets:

  • Do not flush facial tissue, cotton balls, cosmetics pads, hygienic items, or diapers as they can block the lines. Keep a garbage container in each restroom and toss these products away.
  • Every week, run warm water down the drain to keep it free-flowing.
  • Repair tubs and showers with strainers that capture hair and soap chips. Tidy the strainers routinely.
  • Prevent putting things down the sink or toilet that do not belong there.

Contact an expert now. When you require support unclogging a toilet or drain, Blue Ribbon Plumbing can be at your house immediately and do the job effectively.

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(843) 267-9733

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Bathroom Plumbing Myths And Hacks

You believed your parents when they told you that if you swallowed gum, it can stay in your stomach for seven years and that you need to wait at least an hour after eating before going swimming. Here are some bathroom plumbing myths that you need to forget and useful bathroom cleaning tips you can follow.

Bathroom Plumbing Myths

These myths about the bathroom are worth looking into:

Toilet water drains in a different way depending on where you are located in the world.

False. The flow of toilet water from the bowl depends more on how the jets spray than it does on whether you’re in the northern or Southern hemisphere.

This myth is based on the Coriolis effect. It refers to the way that Earth’s constant, counterclockwise rotation affects the trajectory of moving objects. However, the Earth doesn’t spin fast enough to have any effect on your toilet water. The Australians’ toilet water doesn’t spin in the opposite direction to ours.

There’s a chance you could find a snake in your toilet

True. Although it is extremely rare, snakes have been reported to have entered toilets. They will always seek out dark places to hide and food sources. Although snakes can get into homes through broken sewer pipes, it is very unlikely that they will be found in your toilet.

Flushable wipes are safe for your plumbing

False. For baby wipes, cleaning wipes, and adult bathroom wipes, pre-moistened wipes are common. Although the packaging says they can be flushed down the toilet, plumbing contractors warn that these wipes could cause serious backups in your sewage line.

Plumbing Tips: How To Clean Your Bathroom

These are some amazing bathroom hacks you should try!

Clean Your Toilet Brush

How many of us use a toilet brush to clean our toilets and then slip the brush back into the holder? Yuck!

To rinse the brush, run clean water over it. Then close the lid and cover the handle with a towel to allow it to drip into the toilet bowl.

To keep your toilet brush clean, you can add white vinegar and water to the holder.

Keep Your Shower Clean

Next time you take a bath, look at the showerhead. It’s probably not as clean and tidy as it should be.

In a microwave, heat white vinegar and a few teaspoons of dish soap. To get rid of the grimy buildup, pour it into a spray bottle.

Dryer sheets are more than just for laundry. Dryer sheets do double duty when you add water. They can be used to remove soap scum from your tub or shower or to restore the shine of chrome fixtures.

Keep Your Bathroom Plumbing in Optimal Condition

You can do simple things to keep your bathroom clean, but you should call an expert if there is a problem with the plumbing.

Our plumbers know how to use the most effective tools to solve your bathroom problems immediately. Call now.

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Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC
4201 Carolina Exchange Drive Suite 202
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
(843) 267-9733

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Serving all of Horry County including Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Murrells Inlet/Garden City, Surfside Beach, Carolina Forest/Forestbrook, Conway/Aynor